CQUniversity Music Theatre alumnus Paul Tabone has left a lasting impression on a major Australian icon' after his image appeared on the Sydney Opera House sails recently.
An image of Paul was displayed on the sails on 25 February after his submission was selected as one of the winners of the Sydney Opera House's "Where Memories Are Made" competition.
"I feel very privileged that my image was selected. When the Sydney Opera House contacted me after seeing my image on my Instagram profile of course I selected the one of me preparing backstage in the Phantom of the Opera here on London's West End'" Paul said.
"The image is very special to me because it was my lifelong dream to sing in such a wonderful show. A show in which I performed over 1000 times and hitting well over 6000 top c notes' which is an extreme feat in itself.
"The Sydney Opera House knew I was a performer' and I am sure this played the part in the selection process. The fact that they are helping promote Australian talent is wonderful. And I am truly blessed."
Since graduating from CQUni's Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 2009' Paul has performed in Germany' Italy' Bucharest and' most recently' London and has studied with internationally renowned teachers and performers in London' Wiesbaden' Milan' Florence and Bologna.
When the COVID-19 pandemic prematurely ceased Paul's role with Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of The Phantom of the Opera on the West End stage last year' he decided it was time to head to the recording studio and he recently released his first solo album' This is Me.
Pre-Sale copies will be personally signed and include a free gift and will be available for worldwide purchase on March 6 via all online music platforms including Spotify' Amazon Music' Apple Music and iTunes.
CQCM Director Prof Judith Brown congratulated Paul on all his continued success.
"Not many of us have our images on the sails of the Sydney Opera House. We are very excited for him and proud that he is also a proud CQCM and CQU alumnus'" she said.
Watch Paul's music video